Diabetes

November 8, 2018

Get in Control of Your Life When You Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes

By Kimberly Freeman, RN, Diabetes Program, and Michael Hanlon, Diabetes Intervention “Let’s get this done. I don’t want diabetes to win.” A powerful quote by Ann, a resident in McDowell County who’s taking control of her diabetes with the Taking Control of Type 2 (TCT2) Diabetes program. Her words symbolize the beginning of a journey […]

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November 2, 2018

Carol Wolfenbarger: Mission Hospital McDowell Helps Community Tackle Diabetes on Several Fronts

By Carol Wolfenbarger President/CNO, Mission Hospital McDowell As we enter the holiday season, we’re sure to be faced with tempting, yummy treats. For those who have diabetes or are watching their weight, this can be an especially challenging time of year. November is American Diabetes Month, and unfortunately, the number of persons in our community […]

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November 2, 2018

Michele Pilon: Transylvania Regional Hospital’s Diabetes Prevention Program Offers Successful Strategies for Those at Risk

By Michele Pilon President/CNO, Transylvania Regional Hospital Since November is American Diabetes Month, I’d like to talk about how diabetes impacts our community, and what Transylvania Regional Hospital is doing to help community members manage or even avoid developing diabetes. Healthy lifestyle habits like good food choices and ensuring physical activity are potent tools everyone […]

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November 2, 2018

Karen Gorby: Angel Medical Center Meets Patients with Diabetes Where They Are Through Education and Support

By Karen Gorby President/CNO, Angel Medical Center November is a time of thanksgiving, and I am grateful that our community continues to entrust its care to us. This month is also American Diabetes Month. As you may know, our region is part of the “Diabetes Belt,” a description for the area of the country where […]

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July 16, 2018

What Is Your Prediabetes IQ? Take our Quiz, Learn the Facts

By Cheri Hinshelwood Prediabetes is a sneaky health condition. It only shows itself with slightly higher than normal blood glucose levels. “Think of prediabetes as a warning sign that you are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes,” said Kim Miller, MSN, RN, certified diabetes educator at Mission Hospital. Take our quiz to see how much […]

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April 17, 2018

Alcohol Answers – Sobering Information about Drinking and a Healthy Lifestyle

Fatal if untreated, alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease to which many Americans are genetically predisposed. Each April for the past 30 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has campaigned to illuminate alcoholism, its causes, effects and treatments during National Alcohol Awareness Month. Here’s what you need to know: How much […]

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April 10, 2018

Farmers Market Shopping with Diabetes in Mind

Spring means time to hit the farmers market for the freshest locally grown foods. It’s good for you, and it’s good for the community. But, having diabetes doesn’t mean saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits and starchy vegetables. “Fruits and veggies are packed full of nutrients and vitamins that are beneficial for health […]

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March 27, 2018

Changing Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle – 5 Ways You Can Make It Work

How do you actually come up with a plan and follow through with it long enough to make it actually work?

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December 28, 2017

Are You Making “SMART” New Year’s Resolutions? Follow These Expert Tips

By Morgan Rettig Clinical Nutritionist Educator With 2018 just around the corner, many of us will be making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. Resolutions related to health improvements are often at the top of the list with popular picks including losing weight, eating better and exercising more. Unfortunately, only about 8 percent […]

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December 4, 2017

Low-Carb Hacks – Healthy, Nutritious Carbohydrate Options for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes or are prediabetic, eating a nutritious diet is crucial to regulating blood sugar levels. Yet, managing carbohydrates can be challenging. Here are some carb-friendly tips and ideas for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Befriend Carbs In proper quantities, carbohydrates themselves aren’t bad, said Stacy Eilers, RDN, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator at Mission […]

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